September 2019 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 70

Issue # 3

September 2019


We Serve

President Taka Blackburn

President’s Message

Join Us





Cooks List

Board Minutes

Contact Info

District Info

President’s Message UpArrowPurple

Greetings to all of you.

Wow, we are already moving into fall as “We Serve” with Pride as Lions to our community at large. The monthly pancake breakfast, for not just the Senior Center, but our community is always a delight. We serve breakfast at the Senior Center of Elk Grove on the second Saturday of each month. We will be helping the Elk Grove Senior Center on the 14th at their Harvest of Hope fundraising gala at the Sheldon Inn.

We’ll be serving up a delicious pasta meal for a local elementary (Arnold Adreani) school’s in support of their fundraiser on the 20th of September. And, if that is not enough, we are looking forward to helping the Elk Grove Historical Society on the 22nd at the Pinkerton Picnic in the Park as well as cooking on the 26th for the Map The Future event with the Elk Grove Optimists.

Looking into the coming month, the Lions will be helping to kick off the fall in partnership with the Cosumnes Community Services District at the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival, October 5 – 6, 2019 at the Regional Park. Be sure to come on out to join in the festivities. We are also looking forward to assisting the Elk Grove Strauss Festival on their Masquerade Ball on October 19th.

Additionally, please be sure to “Mark” the first Saturday of December, the 7th, for our club’s fundraiser, the Elk Grove Lions Club Crab Feed. The funds raised allows us to help the community, so we will look forward to seeing all of you at the SES Hall on the evening of December 7th. Tickets are available online now. Click Here to go to the ticket page. Thanks for your support.

We are one of many organizations who work to make Elk Grove a great place, and we, the Elk Grove Lions, are proud to be a part of serving you, our community.

Thank you!
Taka Blackburn
Club President (2019/2020)

Click Here to learn how to partner with us in support of your event.

You can find more information about many of these Elk Grove Events on the Elk Grove Community Calendar on

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00PM

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Application for Membership

Lions are in 200 countries and geographic areas. We have 45,000 clubs with over 1.3 million members world wide. We have a dynamic history. We are best known for fighting blindness — it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But we also volunteer for many different kinds of projects including disaster relief — across many borders. We serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools with new programs and resources. Internationally, we offer many programs.

    • We hope you will consider joining our club.
    • To become a Lion, you must be of good moral character and good reputation in our community.
    • Membership is by invitation.
    • If you’re interested in being invited to join Lions Club of Elk Grove, you may want to consider some of the following facts about Lionism:
      • Lions are active.
      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
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Club, District and Zone Highlites:

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Check out the following photos & videos:
Coming Soon

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

As many of you know, Lion Sterling has been in a care facility since his stroke. He would love to have some visits from his Lion friends. Call ahead to make sure he is not out on a field trip. He is at Emeritus of Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Drive, EG, CA. 95758 916-683-1881


As usual, we want to send out a special thank you to Dr. John J. Eliopulos, O.D. for all of his support with our efforts to continue to provide support to people with visual impairments. You can find Dr. Eliopulos’ office at 9074 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624.

We also send our thanks out to Dr. Diana Holcomb, O.D. for her support of our mission to support people with visual impairments. You can find Crystal View Optometry at Dr. Diana Holcomb’s office at 8419 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 just south of Calvine Road, next to the Bel Air Market.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Lions Charlie Brummer and John Zehnder Jr



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
Lions Bill Heston, Jery Salamy, Kirk Marchetti, Lewis Flint,
Taka Blackburn and John Zehnder Jr.

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September 9 – Sharon Mika
September 23 – Jerry Salamy
October 14 – Lynden King
October 28 – Marv Neill

Board Minutes UpArrowPurple

                                                       ELK GROVE LIONS CLUB                                    


Aug 19, 2019

Call to order:  6:00      President: TAKA BLACKBURN


X President: Taka Blackburn X Secretary: Agustin Palacios
X 1st VP:  Rebecca Muegge X Bulletin Editor: Jack Edwards
X 2nd VP: John Muegge X Tail Twister: Brad Dano
X 3rd VP:   Stanley Pochop X Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
X Lion Tamer: Bob Husted 2-Year Director: Don Thompson
X 1-Year Director: Warren Weaver 2-Year Director: Sharon Mika
X 1-Year Director: Jack Edwards Membership Director: John Zehnder Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Brad Dano Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
X LCIF: Andy Anderson
Lion  Marv Lion Charlie
Lion Lion


Connie Van: Arnold Adrieni PTA

Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Agustin: Minutes for July submitted to Lion Jack and all activities recorded in the Lions International

Motion to approve Board Minutes for July 2019   by Lion Jack  second by Lion Warren

Motion…Pass Yes

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin………. $ 5,617.33
Project: ……….$ 20,381.70
Scouts: ………$ 2,782.06
Equipment……$ 6,243.33
FFA………….…$ 5,652.05
Combined……..$ 35,059.17
Total……….$ 40,676.50
Correspondence: (see folder)
Committee Updates

Sunshine   Send flowers to Dave Simpson Lioness Sheli
Assets/Equipment:   no report
Membership:    no report
Visitation:     vacant

Meeting end at 7:45

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Report

        Event Name                                             Date                  Location                        Chair

New Business:

Pumpkin Festival for the CSD update Lion Taka- for Oct 5,6 2019 list out and chair by Lion John and Rebecca Muegge in lieu of Lion Taka President

  • Troop 59 Court of Honor lion Andy
  • CSD contract up date Lion Jack-no updates at this time
  • Chili Cook Off by The Firefighters Association in Wilton Ca. (see flyer) -brought up to floor. No volunteers to chair event
  • Eye Glass Awards Lion Joe

Motion                                             Moved by:                Second      Approval    Chair

Lions members will be required to buy one ticket for each of our fundraisers Lion Jack Lion Warren passed
Spend no more than $250 to buy hot dogs and buns for Troop 49 Court of Honor Dinner Lion Andy Lion Warren passed Lion Taka
To buy pasta and sauce for several events not to expend more than $250 dollars Lion Jey Lion Warren Passed
To increase by $375 for the Scholarship Lions Club Foundation rounded up to 1500 each and add names of recently passed away Lions to scholarship Lion Jey Lion Jack Passed

Lion Warren to fill in application to add names of passed lions deceased and add names to    Scholarship Foundation and send a check of 375.

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects: Our Fundraisers CSD Event SCEG Events                                                       

                 Event                                    Date              Location                                    Chairman

Short Line Dinner Aug 31 Short Line Lake Lion Brad
Harvest of Hope Sep 14 Sheldon Inn Lion Jack
Masquerade Ball (Nifty 50’s Bandstand Oct 19 SES Hall Lion Bill

Good of the Order:


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The organizational structure for our Lions Club is as follows: Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 4, District 4C5, Sacramento Region, Sutter Zone, Elk Grove Lions Club.

This newsletter is produced each month by the Stag Editor, Lion Jack Edwards. He may be reached by email at or by phone at 916-240-9325:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Taka Blackburn

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: John Muegge

2nd VP: Rebecca Muegge

3rd VP:  vacant

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Brad Dano

Lion Tamer: Bob Husted

1 Year Dir: Sharon Mika

1 Year Dir: Don Thompson

2 Year Dir: Warren Weaver

2 Year Dir: Pancho Sanchez

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Brad Dano

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Jack Edwards
LCIF Coordinator: Andy Anderson

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club

2nd Thursdays, 7 am

Bartley Cavenaugh Golf Course

8301 Freeport Blvd.


Galt Lions Club

2 & 4 Thursdays

6:00 pm Social

6:30 pm Meeting

Galt Place

400 D Street, Galt

Pride of Laguna

2 & 4 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Logan’s Roadhouse

9105 West Stockton Blvd

Elk Grove, CA

Club Roster with Phone Numbers & Email Addresses
was Emailed to Each Member
Name Spouse
Andy Anderson
Tom Anderson Ashley
Taka Blackburn Valerie
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Charles Brummer
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Husted Charlene
Chris Joyce Heather
Lynden King
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
Agustin Palacios
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Stan Pochop Jr.
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy
Bob Shipley Leann
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Don Veninga
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
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 International President
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

District Governor Sarah Enloe
“Hand-in-Hand, We Can Do More”

District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions


1st Vice District Governor

Cat Gon
Embarcaradero Lions


2nd Vice District Governor

Donna Prince
Higgins Diggins Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Zenny Yagan
Maharlika Lions

Cabinet Treasurer

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions


Sactramento Region Chair

Gayle Kono


Sutter Zone Chair

Beth Esternon


District Pride Editor

Kitty Kramer


District Webmaster

Jack Edwards